Sacred Heart Grade School - Camden

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Sacred Heart School is a K-8 school in one of the poorest cities in the country: Camden, NJ. Supported in part by Sacred Heart Church, this school does not receive any money from the Diocese of Camden. Every family pays tuition, but this amounts to only one-fourth of the total amount of money necessary for the education of each child. The only other source of money is sponsors and people willing to donate. Without sponsors, the school would need to be shut down. Each and every year is a struggle; in the 2004-2005 school year, for example, the school needed to raise $606,000 simply to keep the school up and running. This school is located in the community of Waterfront South, a very poor community in which 44 murders took place in 2003 and at least 44 murders took place in 2004. Its best hope may be this school. It is essential that Sacred Heart School continues to educate the children in this neighborhood.

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4th and Jasper Streets
Camden, NJ 08104

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